Category Identity

A Life According to Convictions

Paige Patterson[1] and I met over twenty years ago, and for most of that time, I have served with him and under his leadership in varying degrees of closeness.  I have seen him when he was up and when he was down.  I have seen him laugh often, but I have seen him weep.  I […]

To Be Another Person

In a fascinating article this month in The Atlantic, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,”[1] Neal Gabler identified himself among the 47 percent of Americans who could not cover an unexpected $400 expense without resorting to debt or to selling something. He went on to describe the “financial impotence” of “a sizable minority or a […]